No. 3 Sooners go with veteran linemen

No. 3 Sooners go with veteran linemen

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Despite losing four starters from last season's run to the BCS championship game, No. 3 Oklahoma will feature a group of veteran offensive linemen for the season opener against No. 20 BYU.

Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson says senior Brody Eldridge will start at center Saturday after moving from tight end and be joined by two juniors and two seniors in the starting lineup.

Wilson says senior Trent Williams and junior Cory Brandon will be the starting tackles, with senior Brian Simmons at left guard and junior transfer Jarvis Jones at right guard.

Freshman Ben Habern will be the backup for Eldridge and Jones, while Good will back up Simmons at left guard.

Wilson says freshman Tyler Evans is the eighth man in the rotation and could also play.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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